NEW YORK, April 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tumbleweed Holdings, Inc. has appointed Robert W. Schwartz to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Schwartz is the Chairman and Founder of Schwartz Heslin & Co., Inc., a twenty person international financial advisory and strategic consulting firm. Bob specializes in corporate planning, finance and development. Prior to founding the firm in 1985, he was a founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of a venture-funded high tech telecommunications company. In addition, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of an American Stock Exchange-listed company that he took public in 1979. He was also the Chief Financial Officer of a major manufacturer of outdoor power equipment. His early experience was with KPMG and IBM working as a management consultant. Since starting SHG, he has worked with over 680 businesses utilizing his experience in finance and general management to achieve their objectives. Bob holds a BS from Cornell University and has done graduate work at The University at Albany. He has served as a Director of a number of public, private and non-profit organizations. He currently serves on the boards of Dais Analytic Corporation, Golub Corporation, Schwartz Heslin Group, Inc., and UThisMe, LLC.

He has been a frequent guest lecturer at local universities and professional organizations and teaches a graduate course in entrepreneurship at The University at Albany. In addition, he is on the boards of the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. and the University at Albany Foundation. He also chairs the University at Albany Foundation's Council on Economic Outreach.

"I am pleased to join the Tumbleweed Board of Directors," commented Mr. Schwartz. "Tumbleweed has gathered a formidable leadership team and has created a sound business strategy. I am excited to help them reach their goals of building an end-to-end business intelligence platform for the emerging legal cannabis industry."

"We're really happy to have Bob join us in such an important leadership capacity. I have known and worked with Bob for over 12 years. He will be a great addition to the board and I personally look forward to his counsel and advice in executing our business plan," said Gary Herman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tumbleweed.

About Tumbleweed

The Company's strategy is to pursue acquisitions and investments in the emerging legal cannabis sector, with a goal of operating businesses in product testing, business intelligence, and technology and data applications, as regulations permit. We acquire, invest in and operate both established businesses and innovation-focused start-ups with strong management teams and business models in this sector.

Opportunities under active consideration include scientific product testing facilities, software applications and data systems for the legal cannabis market, and other related product development solutions.

Forward-Looking Statements

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For more information please contact:

Gary Herman, Chairman & CEO

Tel:  (212) 247-0581